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Here's Where Ohio Is Hosting The Next Democratic Presidential Debate

The Democratic National Committee announced Friday where in Ohio it plans to hold the next Democratic presidential debate.

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A federal appeals court says an execution set for next May can go forward, because the condemned killer didn’t prove his claim that the state’s three-drug execution method is unconstitutional. 

Ohio’s Secretary of State is changing rules for the way political candidates designate their campaign treasurers on forms filed with his office. 

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Cincinnati Police are investigating the third officer-involved shooting of 2019.

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The group tasked with renovating Music Hall says additional soundproofing measures will be needed to ensure noise from the future FC Cincinnati stadium won't affect performances.

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A handful of people near the beginning of the Verilife line Wednesday morning were already talking about how they hoped medical marijuana prices would come down with increased competition. The Cincinnati area's first dispensary just opened on Ridge Road in Columbia Township.

A group fighting to protect the state law that bails out nuclear power plants is plastering the state with fliers urging people not to sign a petition that would put a rejection of the bailout before voters, connecting the referendum effort to Chinese government interests. 

In 2016, women represented more than 44% of the labor force in Ohio but just slightly more than 20 percent of the seats on boards of Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in Ohio.

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Union Baptist Cemetery is tucked away in a quiet spot off Cleves-Warsaw Road on the border between Price Hill and Covedale.

It’s the oldest Baptist African American cemetery in Cincinnati, run by the oldest surviving black Baptist congregation in the city.

It’s also a monument to at least 120 free black men. During the Civil War, they took up arms and fought as soldiers against a Confederate army that would have kept their people in bondage.

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In recent years, there has been much concern expressed about the value of degrees awarded in the fields related to humanities. Perhaps, critics argue, undergraduate students would be better served by educational programs that more freely steer them into more specific employment opportunities. 

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In 2018 more children died from being left in hot cars than any other year on record. In 2019, 41 children have died. More information on the statistics can be found at kidsandcars.org

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Portune Retiring, Streetcar Toddles And Coney Cuts Rides And Jobs


After more than a quarter century in office, a popular local politician is retiring following a return of cancer. Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune’s career has seen him defy the odds, being elected as a Democrat before that was the norm in the region’s most populous but, for generations, heavily Republican county. In a teary announcement Thursday, he said that while cancer is derailing his plans to seek reelection, he will finish his current term.

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More Events Happening To Celebrate King Records Month

As the celebration of King Records Month continues, Lee Hay has assembled a distinguished panel of organizers to discuss some upcoming events. Joining Lee are Sherry Glover Thompson , daughter of King Records legend Henry Glover; Darren Blase , co-owner of Shake It Records in Northside; and Christine Anderson , Associate Professor of History at Xavier University .

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More than 100 authors ~ books signings ~ author panels ~ special areas for kids & teens ~ FREE!

Exploring Issues in Education

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WVXU's Senior Political Analyst covers government at the local, state and national level, plus shares stories from his 40+ years on the campaign trail.

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